Amityville Horror: What Really Happened? A Mob Hit, A Demon Boy, And A Blockbuster

By Cyn Felthousen-Post
The "demonic boy" photo may be the most puzzling part of the Amityville Horror saga. Source: Reddit

The Amityville Horror was the second-highest-grossing film in 1979, a terrifying tale based, we were told, on actual events. Part one of the story is a fact: a man named Ronald DeFeo did kill his parents and siblings in the house at 112 Ocean Avenue, in Amityville, New York. The second part of the story concerns the strange happenings that drove the Lutz family, the next owners of the home, to flee. These events, even for paranormal phenomena, are essentially fabricated -- a hoax.

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